Object Title

Mail shirt

Mail shirt

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

III.3279

Provenance

Lanthorn Tower, cup 12d (1989)

Physical Description

Sleeveless mail shirt composed of iron and brass riveted links. There are 2 rows of brass links at the edge of the collar, transverse rows of brass links 4 deep at the arm edges and 7 rows at the lower edge. All the brass links are of round section wire riveted with brass wedges.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 650 mm (25.6 in), Width across chest: 505 mm (20.1 in), Width across skirt: 690 mm (27.1 in), Link Diameter, body: 6 mm, Link diameter, collar: 4 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Europe